Girls On Film Club #3: Powder Room, directed by MJ Delaney

+ post-screening discussion with screenwriter Rachel Hirons


Powder Room is a British comedy directed by MJ Delaney and written by Rachel Hirons, starring a stella British cast: Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash, and Oona Castilla Chaplin. The film is based on the stage play When Women Wee scripted by Hirons.
Sam’s life is turned upside down on a big night out, and her story unravels within the grimy confines of a night-club toilet. When reunited with her old college friends, she is forced to re-evaluate, and constructs an elaborate façade in order to convince herself and her friends that she has it all. But once her dysfunctional yet devoted trio of best mates intervene, her carefully crafted charade begins to crumble amidst the shots, cigarettes, ciders and toilet transgressions. Faced with some very harsh realities, Sam struggles to remain true to herself and reassess exactly what she wants from life.
“Powder Room is a rare film all about women, and all the more universal for it” – Deborah Orr, The Guardian
Rachel Hirons

Post-screening Q&A with Writer Rachel Hirons

The screening will be followed by a post screening Q&A with writer RACHEL HIRONS.
Rachel is a playwright and screenwriter who studied drama and film at Kingston University. Her play WHEN WOMEN WEE was a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and at Soho Theatre in May 2012, receiving rave reviews.
Her next play, A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX, sold out at the Underbelly Theatre during the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, and transferred to another sell-out run at the Soho Theatre, London, in March 2013. Her most recent play DIRTY LAUNDRY completed a highly successful run at the Underbelly, Edinburgh in August 2013. Film rights for WHEN WOMEN WEE have been optioned to Damian Jones Films and Rachel’s screenplay adaptation of the play (POWDER ROOM) has been produced, starring Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone and Oona Chaplin.
This is a unique chance to ask Rachel your questions about her writing process; adaptation from play to screen, and writing killer dialogue for Sheridan Smith.


Tickets cost just £10.50 and include a glass of wine + a post screening discussion
Director: M J Delaney
Country: UK
Venue: Hoxton Hotel
Date: Monday 4 August 2014
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm Start

Search for your Heroine with Girls On Film Club!

Our new film group – Girls On Film Club will be traveling to the BFI, Southbank to celebrate the start of the Birds Eye View Film Festival on International Women’s Day and watch a very special screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s SXSW hit Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

Open to everyone, this is a public event. Lads, Lasses, lovers and all in between!

The screening is at BFI Southbank Saturday 8 March at 6.30pm, ticket info below.

Exploring the origins and legacy of the amazing WW, this superdoc features comic book aficionados alongside real-life super heroines fighting for positive role models – with contributions from actress Lynda Carter, activist Gloria Stienem, Buffy writer Jane Espenson, Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna and more.

Tickets and more info on the day’s events here:

BEV will also be launching their full April 2014 Festival line-up of fabulous films and events, and previewing one of their favourite short films from the programme. Plus! A chance to see top emerging talent at a special pre-screening BFI Future Shorts event from 4pm.

Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Country USA, Year 2012 , 79 min

** Make a day of it! A ticket to BFI Future Shorts Screening also provides entry to Wonder Women!.

Single entry tickets to the 18.20 screening are also available.


Facebook link to event:

*New* Girls On Film Club!

Shoreditch Sisters WI and Birds Eye View are excited to present…

Girls On Film Club!

Open to all!
The debut event (and subsequent ones), are being held at the amazing New York apartment style space at The Hoxton Hotel, EC2A.

We are hosting a special screening of Haifaa Al Mansour’s beautiful film in partnership with Birds Eye View Film Festival. Come and join us for an evening of wine, pop-corn and conversation. The screening will be followed by a special discussion with an industry expert.

– Bring your slippers, cushion or cosy blanket, it’s going to be a good un!

Tickets are £10, and you can buy them here on eventbrite:

Any questions, please email Martha at


Wadjda’s parents won’t buy her a bicycle, so she determines to raise the money herself. And with her mother distracted by her husband’s plans for a second wife, she has a chance. The first ever feature from Saudi Arabia, this inspiring and gently subversive film won the Satyajit Ray Foundation Award for 2013.

Dir Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia / Germany, 2012, 93 min